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Partner, Head of Maritime, Transport & Trade


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Jonathan heads our Maritime, Transport & Trade practice in Dubai. He has in excess of twenty years experience as a commercial lawyer. This is divided between private practice as an international trade litigator and in-house for multinational corporations.
He spent the first part of his career in the city of London before moving to Dubai in 1998 to head the Contentious Business practice of Clifford Chance. Jonathan then spent four years in France as Senior Counsel for the Shipping & Logistics Group CMA-CGM before returning to Dubai. Between 2009 and 2011 he was Vice-President and General Counsel for AECOM Middle East Limited before joining Hadef & Partners in June 2011.
Jonathan is a graduate of Cambridge University and is qualified as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.